Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Combat Classes with Expert 4 Jean Paul Jauffret (March 2017)

Jean Paul Jauffret is one of the foremost Krav Maga experts in the world and is offering a series of workshops focusing on learning combat skills.

All workshop are located at IKMF Toronto - 2156 Yonge St.

Thursday: March 9, 8pm
Friday: March 10, 6pm
Saturday: March 11, 4pm
Sunday: March 12, 5pm   
Monday: March 13, 6pm.

These workshops will focus on:
-Developing strikes and counter strikes
-Developing and improving striking combinations.
-Footwork to be more mobile and balance to attack and defend. 

Beginners are welcome.

Please bring:
-Shin pads
-Indoor running shoes

For more information:
Christopher Gagne

Thursday, February 9, 2017

P1 Upper Body Strikes: An Overview

P1 Upper Body Strikes: An Overview

One of the first things you learn is how to protect ourselves with hand strikes. You learn effective body mechanics, how to strike at various directions, angles, and distances.  

General Checkpoints:
·        * Don’t wind up.  Use body rotation for strength and reach.
·        * Recoil
·        * Chin down to protect your jaw, chin, neck.
·        * Strike a vulnerable area.

Palm Heel Strikes (medium distance). Striking with the heel of your palm. Rotate shoulders, back, and hips for more reach and power. Strike through the target and recoil. 
Using a Palm Heel Strike vs ground choke

Punches (medium distance): Similar range to palm strikes. Striking with first two knuckles. The fist is at forty-five degrees, striking with first two knuckles. Rotate and recoil. Don't wind up!
Straight punch vs gun threat

Horizontal Elbows (short distance). There are three for P1: Inwards, sideways, and backward. The "V" of your arm should be tight. The non-striking hand is up, ready to protect and/or strike. Your chin is down to protect jaw and chin.  Rotate to engage large muscle groupings (shoulder, back, hips). Recoil to escape, protect (e.g. ribs) or strike again. 
Horizontal sideways elbow vs bear hug.

Hammer Punches (short or medium) There are five in P1. Two horizontal and three vertical.   

Horizontal: Sideways and Backwards.  Look at the target.  Elbow leads as you want to your fist to travel directly to the target.  The non-striking hand is up to protect and/or strike.  Strike through the target – e.g. jaw, nose…
Horizontal sideways hammer punch

Vertical:  Forward, Downwards, Back and up.  Forward, usually, a high strike to face, head.  Rotation, recoil.  Downwards – lower strikes – e.g. to someone trying a takedown – bend the same leg as striking arms for power.  Back and up.  Lead with elbow striking directly back and up.

Vertical front hammerfist

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Self Defense Workshop: Surviving Ground Attacks (Saturday, February 25, 4-6pm)

Many assaults end up on the ground.  Being on the ground is a very vulnerable position and surviving such an assault requires determination, aggression, and technique.

This workshop introduces basic skills to:
  • protect against falls and getting up safely
  • techniques to escape a larger attacker
  •  tricks to combat a larger, stronger attacker.

This workshop will focus on fundamentals and is open to beginners and current practitioners.  

Saturday, February 25th, 4-6pm
IKMF Toronto, 2156 Yonge St. (Lower Level)

For more information:
Christopher Gagne